World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches in October
The next expansion for MMO will be available this Fall
Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the eighth expansion for the MMORPG, will launch October 27, 2020.
Upon entering the Shadowlands, Azeroth’s champions will encounter an otherworld in disarray. Virtuous souls are being wrongfully cast into the eternal darkness of the Maw, while the Covenants—powerful factions who hold dominion over the afterlife’s disparate realms—face ruin and strife as the flow of the Shadowlands’ essential anima mysteriously dwindles.
The expansion promises newly revamped leveling experience that takes players to the new pre-Shadowlands level cap of 50, the addition of an introductory adventure for players new to World of Warcraft set on the accursed island of Exile’s Reach, a variety of updates to classes and abilities in preparation for the expansion, and more.
There will be a Base Edition (digital only), which comes with the expansion only, and provides a new lower entry point compared to previous expansions. Fans can also choose the Heroic Edition (digital only), which comes with the expansion; a character boost; and the Ensorcelled Everwyrm mount. The Epic Edition (digital only) includes everything in the Heroic Edition plus the Anima Wyrmling pet; the Wraithchill cosmetic weapon effect; the Eternal Traveler’s Hearthstone, which provides a unique visual effect; and 30 days of game time.
Lastly, the Collector’s Edition (retail only) is a limited-edition boxed set that comes with the Epic Edition content along with four pins; a mouse pad; a hardcover Art of the Shadowlands book; and a key to download the Shadowlands soundtrack.
World of Warcraft is available on PC.